MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My bottle was dated 12-08-05, and said 9.5%ABV. This was one fine looking beer. The bottle also looked rather new and fresh. Poured clear (suprisingly enough) and golden, with a couple of floaties, and that perfect trappist head. Aroma was not what I expected, rather was more like many abbey tripels that I have had. A little citrus and spice, and some alcohol, not the musty tobacco earth notes I expected (like the Achel Blonde). Flavor was malty and fruity, with a pleasant alcohol bite, and once again reminded me of its cousins. If the price wasn't only $4.35 a bottle, I may have complained, but this beer was what it said on the bottle, a Tripel.
Vells (425) - LATVIA - DEC 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Intense spicy (I guess coriander) and yeasty, quite fruity mostly orange, moderate maltiness, bit alco, bit honeyish. Sweet, bittersweet with notes of sour. Really great balance. Very refreshing and highly drinkable for quite complex brew.
McWorta (366) - LUXEMBOURG - DEC 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yellow/golden in color with a small white head. Noses of yeast, bit citrus and floral. Offers a full body and surprisingly watery and yet chewy in some respect. Light sweet and some salty hints. Finish is medium-long.
Melnis (46) - LATVIA - DEC 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Color yellow amber. Solid head and remains. Aroma ir appealing but not intense. Too much alcohol in aroma and in taste as well.
tectactoe (656) - Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: dark-ish golden color with banana yellow edges. Cloudy & opaque, topped with a super volatile, huge cloud-like, white head. Unabashedly sweet aroma with notes of candied bananas, residual sugar, Belgian yeast, clove, orange peel, mint (?), various other spices, mild phenol, musky hops, & a very slight, pickled/vinegar aroma. Taste is like sweet salt water taffy, banana flavors with other notes of Candi sugar, rotten mangoes, cloves, musty leaves, fresh baked bread, & brown sugar coated plums. Alcohol is hidden well at first, but becomes quite a contender with warmth - probably my largest complain about this beer. Good balance of malty sweet & a light, finishing hop bitterness.
twos_een_keun (14) - BELGIUM - DEC 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a golden cloudy beer with a nice and firm head. Aroma is yeast and orange. Full body and a warm alcohol feeling. A nice long bitterness and some dryness at the end. Well balanced!
Moravius (112) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 3, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
75cl bottle, kept in my cellar for two years. - The powerful, dry bitterness that shocked me when I first tried this beer many years ago has mellowed considerably. The beer is full and creamy, with aromatic pale malts, notes of bitter orange and aniseed and a hint of vanilla. The finish is dry, bitter and fruity (orange peel). Actually, its complex aromas are nearly impossible to describe... - A truly great beer which after so many years still manages to surprise me.
terefere (34) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33cl. Cloudy, orange-golden liquid, sparkling, frothy head. Aroma: Yeast, floral, spice. Taste is bitter-sweet, some yeast, caramel, spices, sour fruit. Full body, very lively carbonation, astringent finish. Can’t feel the alcohol at all! This is a great tripel, one of the better ones out there. Very rich and complex.
sbron (28) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
33cl fles. Lichtgeel van kleur en de schuimkraag is wit. Heerlijke blonde tripel! Smaakimpressie: caramel, lichte gist, kruidig.
OwainTurner (267) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice triple but s little too dry. Could do with being a little sweeter. A little high on carbonation...
devman171 (506) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light yellow, tons of carb. Aroma is light sweet malt and spice. Taste is lively spice with a nice dry finish